Fast forward to last year, and a whole new prospective on what healthy eating meant. After some reading and much discussion with the BF our house became Paleo with no access to grains or sugar. Keeping the dairy was the part I never truly relinquished control over. As of February, 10 pounds lighter and full of energy, my body was healthy- or so I thought. My high-fat diet, sans a gallbladder gave me a nasty enough attack to land me in the ER, vomiting without control, weak and tired.
After explaining to the physician my current situation "Yes, I have been without a gallbladder for 5+ years and I eat a diet in high (good) fats" he immediately told me my body was on overload. Too much fat without the bile production to properly digest = disaster.
From that point forward, I was suffering from the same symptoms for about 5 months (nausea after eating, sharp pain, multiple (urgent) trips to the bathroom etc). I began to feel stuck. I knew heading back to a life filled with grains would land me in the same spot, but staying on this path was miserable and nerve racking (I found myself constantly needing to know where the bathroom was). The recommendation of a friend led me to The Well of Life. They are a group of holistic practitioners, located close to home that focus on healing the body through a natural diet and supplements.
Along with supplements for my PG, I am now also taking a digestive enzyme every time I eat. This is exciting for me since I have asked multiple traditional doctors for this and was met with a bewildered look and a comment "you don't really need that- you're young!" Cool. Thanks.
The Well has been terrific in evaluating and treating my whole body instead of band-aiding just one symptom. With the use of supplements and a cleaner diet (hello Whole 30!) my body is back on track to healing and being healthy.
*Please note The Well of Life did not compensate me for this post. The descriptions listed above reflect my own thoughts and experiences.